Glory, glory hallelujah! Antiterror TIPSter plan to be overhauled! “A Bush administration proposal for a network of antiterrorism tipsters is being overhauled, thanks to harsh criticism that it would encourage Americans to spy on one another.” Someone finally woke up and realized where this was going! “The program came under heavy assault from civil libertarians and many in Congress, and the House passed a bill last month introduced by House Majority Leader Dick Armey, R-Texas, that would prohibit it.” PROHIBIT it. And if that wasn’t enough, “the Postal Service balked at its inclusion and other industries also expressed reservations, saying they didn’t want their workers looked at by customers as potential spies.” [via kuro5hin]
Thank you for proving to me, for a change, that there are still a few sane people in our government. I guess it is noteworthy that Duhbya is down here in Texas right now. I wonder if he’s communing with his cows again?
I’m off to celebrate. Feel free to discuss amongst yourselves how wonderful this moment is. Share your comments, I’m quite curious what you think.